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from "Frank Stitt's Southern Table" by Frank Stitt

This makes a great appetizer or light summer lunch, or it can be a beautiful accompaniment to lamb or fish.

Serves 4
 Frank Stitt's Southern Table

2 eggplants, cut lengthwise in half
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 zucchini, 1 shredded, 1 finely diced
1 cup cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and finely diced
1 tomato, seeded and cut into medium dice
1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves removed and chopped
1/2 bunch basil, leaves removed and chopped
1/2 cup coarse bread crumbs

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With a sturdy spoon, scoop the flesh out of each eggplant half, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells; reserve the shells. Sprinkle the inside of the shells with the salt, invert onto a plate, and let stand for 30 minutes. Dice the flesh and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Turn the eggplant shells over, pat dry, and place on a baking sheet. Bake until softened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Leave the oven on.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, diced eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms and sauté until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the tomato, parsley, basil, and bread crumbs; stir to combine and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
Fill the baked eggplant shells with the vegetable stuffing, mounding it loosely. Bake for 20 minutes; serve hot.

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 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  Eggplant - $2.49/lb
  White Onion, Large - $1.99/lb
  Organic Green Zucchini - $1.99/lb
  Baby Bella Mushrooms, Packaged - $2.99/ea
 approx. 10oz
  Beefsteak Tomatoes, Large - $2.99/lb
  Italian Parsley - $1.29/ea
 approx. 4oz
  Gotham Greens Local Basil - $3.99/ea
 approx. 1.25oz
  Progresso Plain Breadcrumbs - $2.49/ea
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  David's Kosher Salt - $3.19/ea
  Just FreshDirect Ground Tellicherry Pepper - $5.99/ea
  Just FreshDirect Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Mediterranean Blend - $10.99/ea
 33.8fl oz
  Peeled Garlic - $4.99/ea Save! 2 for $6
 approx. 8oz
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